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Decline to be lobbied

My guess is that county commissioners have already figured out that part of the reason opposition to the medical waste incinerator east of Macclenny grew legs so swiftly is be­­­cause of the perception that the wheeling and dealing had taken place out of the sunshine.

That’s not to diminish the environmental concerns held by opponents, but that perception of “good ole’ boy” deal making didn’t help matters for the proponents of the plan.

First some background.

Yes, officials of Integrated Waste Management Systems [IWMS], along with Darryl Register, director of the both Chamber of Commerce and Baker County Development Commission, lobbied individual commissioners before the plan surfaced two months ago.

Others, including yours truly, were aware the company was seeking support, both financially and otherwise, to locate the incinerator at Enterprise East. The plan had been floated the better part of one year.

Mr. Register, in fact, sought to delay the initial press coverage of the initiative for a brief period, citing fear of losing state funding for infrastructure. That was the week the legal notices for public hearings on the company’s development agreement were scheduled to publish. We declined the request and published the initial article that ignited a storm of protest.

Many yelled that there was a Sunshine Law violation lurking somewhere in that incinerator plan because it was obvious officials, both city and county, were aware of it.

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David Bassile, 53, of Macclenny

David John Bassile, 53, of Macclenny died Monday, April 30, 2012. Originally from New York, Mr. Bassile was a resident of Baker County for the last 32 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, cooking, camping and fishing.

Survivors include son Jason Bassile of Jacksonville; daughter Nicole (Michael) McFarlin of Macclenny; brothers Darryl Bassile of College Station, TX and Stephan Bassile of Kingston, NY; and five grandchildren.

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Terrie Bennett, 36, of Jacksonville

Terrie Audrey Joyner Bennett, 36, of Jacksonville died April 28, 2012. She was born May 29, 1975 in Clay County. She enjoyed playing and spending time with her children, and saved every note from them as well as pictures. She was preceded in death by her parents Woodrow Joyner and Audrey Salvage.
Survivors include sons Nathan Bennett of Glen St. Mary, Joel Valls Jr. and Jordan Balls, both of Jacksonville; daughters Abigail Bennett of Jacksonville and Roshell Collett of Glen St. Mary; companion Robert Shelton of Jacksonville.

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Gail Campbell, 50, of Middleburg

Fonda “Gail” Campbell, 50, of Middleburg died Sunday April 29, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Jacksonville, to Gwen Bennett Walls and the late L.J. Dyal on June 9, 1961. Gail enjoyed camping, motorcycles, fishing and loved to go to the beach.

Survivors include loving husband of 37 years Roger Campbell; mother Gwen (Ed) Bennett Walls of Glen St. Mary; grandmother Lula Bennett; brother Doyle Clayton (Stephanie) Har­­denbrook of Taylor; sisters Barbara Lynn Hardenbrook (Gary) Griffis of Olustee, Derenda Kay Dyal (Carl) Lloyd of Hazlehurst, GA, Patricia Ann Hardenbrook Stephens of Glen St. Mary; step-sisters Lynn Bruce of Orange Park and Lori Weyland of Middleburg; godchildren Breanna Michelle Johnson and Stephen Martinez; nieces and nephews Brad Hardenbrook, Andrew Hardenbrook, Ashlynn Shae Griffis, Dugard, Brandon Griffis, Garrett Griffis, Ticha Mitchell; lifelong friends Liz Butler and Brenda Noble.

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